Moms Know Best: These Moms Want to Share Their Solutions for Child Nutrition & Hunger with Congress
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Moms Know Best: These Moms Want to Share Their Solutions for Child Nutrition & Hunger with Congress

Today, the U.S. Congress Education and the Workforce Committee is holding its long-awaited first hearing on reauthorizing child nutrition programs. Such programs support the approximately one in five U.S. households with children who live with food insecurity, helping guarantee children receive adequate nutrition even if their families are struggling to get by, making impossible trade-offs … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Saxbys and Drexel Celebrate the Opening of Student-Run Café
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Drexel Snapshot: Saxbys and Drexel Celebrate the Opening of Student-Run Café

While many students find jobs as baristas during college, Drexel University students—through a new partnership with Saxbys—will have the opportunity to manage a student-run Saxbys Coffee shop. On April 13, Saxbys Chief Executive Officer and Founder Nick Bayer joined Drexel President John A. Fry, Congressman Chaka Fattah and Dean of Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship … Continue reading

From Don’s Suits to Megan’s Boots: Mad Men Fashion Undressed
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From Don’s Suits to Megan’s Boots: Mad Men Fashion Undressed

From Don’s perfectly tailored suits to Peggy’s buttoned-up business attire and Megan’s beehives and go-go boots, Mad Men’s award-winning costumes are as compelling as the characters that wear them. As the second half of the seventh and final season premiered last night, we checked in with fashion historian Clare Sauro about the historical accuracy of … Continue reading

Drexel’s Newest Vending Machine Dispenses iPads
Community & Society

Drexel’s Newest Vending Machine Dispenses iPads

After successfully introducing a vending machine that dispensed MacBooks for 24-hour student use, Drexel University in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia is introducing an iPad vending machine. Located in the University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, the kiosk will make a dozen iPads available to local residents and Drexel students. … Continue reading

Quick Take: What Everyone is Missing in the Fray over Indiana and Arkansas
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Quick Take: What Everyone is Missing in the Fray over Indiana and Arkansas

A new law in Indiana, dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), makes it legal for those who believe their religious beliefs are “substantially burdened” to seek “relief” from whatever governmental mandate imposes that burden. However, the legislation has come under fire from critics who say it enables discrimination of LGBTQA individuals. On the heels … Continue reading

Can Music Therapy Help Soldiers with PTSD?
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Can Music Therapy Help Soldiers with PTSD?

For current and former members of the military who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one of the central difficulties of the disorder is the ability to manage, or down-regulate, their negative emotions. Among other symptoms, people with PTSD are prone to being triggered by stimuli in their environments that remind them of past traumatic events, … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Abandoned Power Plant Becomes a Classroom for Urban Design
Community & Society

Drexel Snapshot: Abandoned Power Plant Becomes a Classroom for Urban Design

The Delaware Power Station is a largely vacant 300,000-square foot building – notable as a set for Hollywood productions such as “Transformers 2” and “The Last Airbender” – which dominates more than 1,000 feet of Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront. A select handful of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design students interested … Continue reading